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Alice Eve Cohen, FF Alumn, performs thru June 15 at 78th Street Theatre Lab.
Alice Eve Cohen performs her 12-character solo play, THIN WALLS, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm through June 15. All performances are at The 78th Street Theatre Lab (236 W.78th St., near Broadway). Tickets are $20 ($12 students and seniors) and can be reserved at 212-873-9050 or purchased through Smarttix at (212) 206-1515. TDF vouchers are accepted.
Read review at http://www.culturevulture.net/Theater3/ThinWalls.htm
THIN WALLS is a solo play about a once elegant but now run-down building in New York City, and twelve of its disparate residents. Their rituals of storytelling and eavesdropping initiate a new tenant into the often harrowing experience of living in their community. The play dramatizes their stories over a ten-year period, from 1985-1995, as their lives collide in both comic and tragic ways. The building in THIN WALLS is a microcosm of New York at an especially turbulent time in the city's history.
All told Ms. Cohen portrays a dozen characters in THIN WALLS including a 50-year old drug dealer, a beautician from Trinidad, a one-time hippie turned banker and an Israeli cellist conservatory grad student. This production of THIN WALLS is the first fully realized production after a thorough development process including staged readings and workshops at NYTW's "Just Add Water Festival", NADA, HERE, The Women's Project, New Georges, The Adirondack Theatre Festival and The Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca.
In addition to THIN WALLS, Alice Eve Cohen's plays and solo pieces have been produced around the world and include Jessica on the Ceiling, Oklahoma Samovar, Philomela's Tapestry, Without Heroes, The Play that Knows What You Want, Jessica's Cervix, Book of Truth/Book of Lies, Goliath on 74th Street vs. the Woman Who Loved Vegetables, The Balinese Frog Prince, and The Parrot. Ms. Cohen has also written for television and her fiction has been published by Simon and Schuster and Heinenmann press. She has received fellowships and commissions from NYSCA, Dance Theatre Workshop and the NEA as well as being the recipient of an Emmy Award Commendation and numerous awards from Poets and Writers, Meet the Composer and ASCAP. She holds degrees from Princeton University and from the New School University, where she currently teaches solo theatre.
Elizabeth Margid, who directed
THIN WALLS at New Georges and The Kitchen Theatre, is the head of the Directing
Program at Fordham, where most recently she directed Better Living by George
F. Walker. Directing credits include work at the Goodspeed Opera Company, Lincoln
Center's Directors Lab, Yale Rep, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Denver Center
Theatre, Hangar Theatre, Ark Theatre, Cornell University and Muhlenberg College.
The 78th Street Theatre Lab was created in 1979 by Mark Zeller and Dana Zeller-Alexis with the simple goal of providing a place for a supportive community of artists dedicated to creating provocative work that nourishes as well as challenges; that holds a mirror up to human experience; and that creates an atmosphere of fellowship and celebration. The Lab presents a series of productions, workshops and readings throughout the year nurturing the development of new artists. Under the helm of Artistic Director Eric Nightengale and General Manager Ruth Nightengale, The 78th Street Theatre Lab has recently presented many notable productions including Man in the Flying Lawn Chair, Snatches and hosting Permanent Visitor - the festival celebrating Dawn Powell in New York.
THIN WALLS will play Thursday
through Saturday at 8pm until June 15. All performances are at The 78th Street
Theatre Lab (236 W.78th St.). Tickets are $20 ($12 students and seniors) and
can be reserved at 212-873- 9050 or through Smarttix at (212) 206-1515. TDF
vouchers are accepted.